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Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
community. reporter: the importance of signs the economy needed a boost got it in president obama's state of the union address. >> a one shotterred warehouse is a lab where they're working on revolutionizing everything. >> the traditional thinking has been if you want to be the next apple, facebook or google, you have to take your idea west. the new thinking, not necessarily so. >> you see the light bulb go on that no longer do we have to say to ourselves silicon valley is the only place to go if i have a startup dream. >> that this prescribe between 1776 which will soon occupy this space in undowntown washington, dc. an example of a tech hub far from silicon valley. >> we talk about being founded by founders, and every city in mrs. has a core strength of having been built largely by entrepreneurs. >> the goal, bringing young companies together on a campus of sorts, creating a community among them and helping them find ways to maximize the city around them, rather than leave home base. >> silicon valley has awesome assets unique too that ecosystem. we -- it's all about how to build a comm
Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
the electoral votes proportionally to each candidate which would have given president obama 12 of the state's 20. that's not a majority. republicans have lost pennsylvania in all of its electoral votes for six straight presidential elections. that, of course, is the reason they're doing that rigmarole. we'll be right back. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in t
Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
benefited. you heard president obama in the state of the union talking about raising minimum wage to $9. probably won't happen. that tab low of seeing democrats stand and cheer at the $9 and republicans sit and say essentially they wouldn't want that -- chris: gained them. >> gained them. they have a credible argument. chris: but they looked like 47% haters again. >> you hear from smart republicans we have to get over obama. we're never going to run against him again. at the state of the union they didn't seem to be over obama at all. it was not just boehner but how much rubio's speech, forget about the water, how much rubio's speech sounded like an election year speech. chris: the country may be all afraid but republican office holders seem to be down the line from cornyn, all of them, to the right wing threat. unless you're particularly nasty to the president, they're afraid you're his friend. charlie crist and gene shsubmit. smile or hug the guy, dare touch him, will he kill you. >> that's why he went so light on the immigration speech. he knows to get a bill, he can't be too close t
Feb 17, 2013 11:30pm PST
, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did you know christopher stevens? he said everybody k
Feb 18, 2013 9:00am PST
and politically it may not be a bad move for obama. smoke them out. make them state just how committed they are to this. yeah. >> really quickly, ari. the other thing is that this whole process, we know the president said this is going to inflame passions, but can the gop debt get through this whout putting their collective foot in their mouth, which is to say it stokes the ayre of passions both in the progressive community and the conservative community and will any -- if they do make it an actual reform, does the rhetoric and resistance that will inevitably come from certain parties of the gop negate the fact that they make on actual policy? >> rubio has the same problem that lindsey graham has, which is can you do enough fire-breathing obama attacks to earn yourself any space to do something mildly moderate or centrist? he is clearly trying to walk that line by saying, oh, this is a terrible obama proposal even though monday partisan reporters point out that m innards, it's similar to what he has previously supported. it goes back really to the way you led this segment, which is wit
Feb 18, 2013 12:30am PST
one manufacturing crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> president obama 66th minute state of the union address this week, the first in his second term. joining me now with analysis is tony t fratto. michael beschloss is a presidential historian. tony, let me kick it up with you. what do you think? can we get an economic policy that doesn't stress consumers or scare investors, as the president said? >> it's hard. actually in this environment. talk to people about this all the time and try to help them understand what's going on here in washington. really our manufactured crises in a lot of ways but some of them are just structural to our system so, you know, the president talks a lot about republicans bringing things to the brink with things like the debt ceiling, which i've been very vocal about republicans should not try to have that fight on the debt ceiling. but we have a budgeting problem in washington where, you know, the senate can essentially just walk away from the game of doing a budget in washington. that's never happened before. and now it's happened three years
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
, we are "on the money," and we are on the state of the union. what the president obama laid out in the second term. >>> later, the president brought up an emerging technology, 3d printing. >> new workers are mastering the 3d printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. >> we'll talk to an innovator in that field and hear her remarkable personal and professional story. back in a moment. in america today we're running to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at ♪ >>> let's do it without the brinks manship that scares consumers and scares off investors. the greatest nation on earth -- the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from o
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
to tell folks that we are glad that you are not watching right now, because our president barack obama is giving his state of the union address for his second term. and i think that particularly apropo given that february is black history month. and i think that it is absolutely wonderful that our african american president is giving the state of the union address. we are also very, excited that we are celebrating the lunar new year across the district and i would ask everyone to join with me in celebrating these two occasions african american month and chinese lunar new year across the district. i also would like to bring to everyone's attention that this year is also a very important year for us in san francisco unified school district. as our early education department is celebrating its 70th anniversary. and this is incredible on a number of fronts, where we see school districts across the country that are doing away with the early childhood programs in san francisco, we have continued to invest and we see it in early in the childhood program. if you think back we are in the throws
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
will give the "state of the union" that obama should have given. what is the states of the union mean for business? [applause] is the best. i don't have to leave my desk and get up and go to the post office anymore. [ male announcer ] with you can print real u.s. postage for all your letters anpackages. i have exactly the amount of postage i need, the instant i need it. can you print only stamps? no... first class. priority mail. certified. international. and the mail manicks it up. i don't leave the shop anymore. [ male announcer ] get a 4 week trial plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to and never go to the post office again. clap the president has laid out his plan to create more jobs. somehow it involves more government but this government create jobs? he built of business and steve forbes runs the magazine that is a capitalist tool. level think people get that full show what does government do to create jobs? john: government can create jobs and pay people. >> magicians can create rabbits. [laughter] not in the real wo
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
? >> yes, he is. president of the united states. he's not obama. he's the president of the united states. thank you. >> best award winning television. wouldn't you agree? >> bob: let me ask you a question. is that what you did for the high school equivalentdy blow m? >> you are saying it's g.e.d. tv? >> bob: no. interesting. you go to jersey shore and you find -- stay on the jersey shore. >> i have been to six ivy league school? >> were they in there? >> we didn't put it in. >> you got none of those answers on there? >> of course i did. of course i did. but none of those people were wearing bikinis. >> did nip say the unemployment rate is 7.9%? >> a few people nail it. >> 80%, 75% of people had no clue what is going on. that is a large number. large number. >> andrea: after i watch, that i don't know whether to laugh or get depressed. it makes me sad how dumb young people are. can i ask you something you gut through some of the toughest assignments, nude beaches, bikini clad women. are those your idea to go to the local or bill? >> hard question. half of the ideas are mine. half are bill
Feb 18, 2013 4:30am PST
a plan to carry through the keystone pipeline. >> president barack obama if you are serious, it means -- >> now in that state of the union address e-he promise missed to curb climate change but did not work with the company to divest the oil company. >>> president barack obama is just a backup plan incase congress fails to come up with a plan of its own. over the weekend, they published a drafted proposal and special lices for an illegal visa which allows them to way for permanent illegal status. congress created the automatic budget cuts but with no agreement in place, 85 billion is set to be cut this year and the pentagon is said to be hit hardest with a $56 billion cut. >>> john mccain believes senator chuck hagel will likely be confirmed a week from today. >> i don't believe he is qualified but i don't believe we should hold up his nomination any folder because it is a reasonable time to have questions answered. >> they say they need more time to have questions answered about senator chuck hagel and john mccain believes the vote should go forward. >>> a family is in shock after th
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
and pendleton's parents joined mrs. obama as her guest at the state of the union speech last week. president obama returned to his hometown last week to stress the need for action on gun violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> ifill: in fact, just hours after the president spoke, 18-year-old janay mcfarland was shot and killed in chicago. her 14-year-old sister destiny warren had attendd the president's speech. the fallout from gun violence has extended to politics, as chicago moves toward next week's special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by jesse jackson jr. >> in the race... fill: a gun-control group financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg has spent more than a million dollars on ads attacking candidates there supported by the national rifle association. another group organized by former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly is paying for gun control ads airing nationwide. >> what we're going to
Feb 18, 2013 1:30am EST
years. then you get the iraq war one of the unwinnable wars the united states thought it had to engage in. obama unfortunately comes in with very little background on foreign policy never paid much attention, is served in washington only two years i was enthusiastic supporter but those of us that looked at him knew it could be a problem and when he appointed secretary of state and secretary of defense for domestic reasons and appointed retired marine general as a national security adviser and put leon panetta, know he is a neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia this was an extremely weak national security team and obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the search of forces and i think he realizes he was had and that is important why i am a little more optimistic with the second turn this is a wiser man and with the the fact he ended the war in iraq and meandering toward the war in afghanistan allowing the of pentagon, an institution of the fine motor skills of a dinosaur takes them a long time to put something together for withdrawal. all obam
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
manufactured crisis to the next. >> this week on "inside washington," the state of the unit according to barack obama, and the republican response. >> his solution to gradually every problem we face is for washington to tax more and spend more. >> a call for an increase in the minimum wage. >> why what we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> a plea for tougher gun laws. >> the families of new town deserve a vote. >> most aggressive campaign in history to destroy our second amendment rights. >> filibustering chuck hagel. the pope resigns. what lies ahead for the catholic church? >> the church is a 200-plus- year-old institution that has not changed very much. society is leaving the church way behind. captioned by the national captioning institute >> the president says the economy is improving, but we have to do better. he says republicans don't have a clue, and that austerity is not the answer. he says it is time to educate our children and rebuild our infrastructure. the president's fourth state of the union. how do we pay the bill? >> nothing i am pr
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama gave his state of the union address and it was a doozy. >> nobody really is talking about this story except us. >> massive cover-up of what? susan rice said there was a lot of confusion -- >> do you care, david? do you care, david? >> this was a full frontal assault on our values. >> he didn't wear pants? >> unfortunately, it is at that point the priority of the white house and the president was to get re-elected. >> we've got a quick list of corrections from our first hour. >> god has a funny of reminding us we're humaning. >> lunge to the side and take a drink from the tiniest bottle of water everyone has ever seen. >> can you not see? >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> if congress doesn't ask, i'll put it on their desk and say pass it now. >> if the president proposes legislation, do you think it will fail? >> of course. >> the bipartisan talks going on the hill, if those do not work out, we will have an option -- >> our object is to avoid having stupid candidates who can't win general elections. >> i'm not a witch. >> the more we examine the quality of
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
obama had stated that a priority would be to land on an asteroid that. could help to focus our efforts to not just land on an asteroid but to deflect an asteroid. so bruce willis watch out. >> if we did know about this asteroid, is there anyway to take it out before we head toward earth? >> we don't want it to come to earth. what we need to do is nudge it or push it when it's farther out. that would take a few decades to get a booster asteroid on it. >> early detection would make a difference too. >> early detection is the key to it took years to build this business. the moment my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis started getting in the way that was it... it was time for a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, he prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tubercul
Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. >> in his state of the union address, president obama said illegal immigrants should not benefit over illegal immigrants. >> a path that includes passing a background check. learning english and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally. >> democrats are eager to hold on to the 71% latino votes they want in the 2012 election. republicans are trying to show they are not antiimmigrant. analysts say the stakes for both sides are high. >> the republicans think they need to do immigration reform to get hispanics back into the party. they promised hispanics immigration reform. >> and for their part, latino voters have made it clear, tend to hold both sides on immigration reform. >> the one realisticy point in all of this from many republicans is going to come down to boarder security. the plan that is being put together is expected to require the boarders be secure and meet certain markers before there's any final pathway to citizenship. >> tonight across the board government spending cuts set to take aff
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Feb 18, 2013 9:20am EST
said the same thing. that's why i thought it was so curious when tim cook was in michelle obama's box in the state of the union. it felt like something was up with respect to either some sort of money grab and him sort of saying it's okay. it's just absolutely amazing. there's a fortune sitting over there. there's no way in the world we couldn't get at least 400 billion dollars of that back, tax it at 5%. let it come here and create jobs at no expense to anybody watching the show. liz: even other ceos say yes to that, have a good business environment here to bring that money back on shore here in the u.s. you are going to have what, government paying for green chutes in the economy, that's very expensive to do that. stuart: john chambers i was critical of him because i thought that he was more towards the left. but now he's saying come on, you've got to get that corporate tax rate down and i will bring the money back. charles: this is bottom line -- i mean if president obama wants a manufacturing renaissance, i'm very confused. he expects the company to pay all this money in other pla
Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST
eight years while containing massive spending on border militarization. president obama returned to his hometown of chicago on friday as part of a post-state of the union tour. he announced the visit in the aftermath of the killing a 15- year-old hadiya pendleton, a chicago teen shot days -- shot dead just days after performing at obama's second term inauguration. obama said the rate of killing people in chicago is equivalent to newtown massacre occurring every four months. >> something profound and uniquely heartbreaking and tragic, obviously, about a group of six-year olds being killed, but last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that is the equivalent of a new town every four months. and that is precisely what the overwhelming majority of americans are asking for some common sense proposal to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. >> four separate shootings were reported in chicago in the 90 minutes after obama's speech. just hours later, the sister of a teenager who had sat behind o
Feb 18, 2013 7:30am EST
that a new pope will almost certainly have been chosen by easter. >>> in other news, in his state of the union speech this week, president obama addressed several issues of concern to many faith groups. the president pushed for stricter gun control, comprehensive immigration re and protections for senior and protections for senior citizens, the middle class and working families. some religious organizations praised obama's demand to raise the minimum wage and his goal of eradicating world poverty. >>> tibetan rights groups say since 2009 at least 100 tibetans inside china have set themselves on fire to protest chinese rule. the majority have been monks and nuns. also this week, in nepal, a former monk died after he set himself on fire in front of a buddhist shrine. china blames the dalai lama for encouraging the self-immolations. the dalai lama has said he can neither support nor condemn the protests. >>> the prominent american-born jewish philosopher rabbi david hartman has passed away. he was 81. a leader of liberal orthodoxy, hartman founded the shalom hartman institute in jeru
Feb 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
home the bacon. although the money power that controls congress could thwart everything obama proposed in his state of the union address, there was not a single word in that speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. and so it goes. the golden rule of politics. he who has the gold, rules. can we do anything about it? my two guests think we can. they say that if anybody should own the politicians, we the people should. dan cantor is a former community and union organizer who's executive director of the working families party. that's a third party that began in new york state and has now spread to five others. since its launch 15 years ago, he's helped lead the party's efforts to elect progressive candidates throughout the state and worked to increase new york's minimum wage and raise taxes on the rich. jonathan soros is one of those who would pay more. he's a lawyer, investor, and philanthropist working on economic change and social goods. a senior fellow at the roosevelt institute exploring the role of corporations in society, and co-founder of the super pac fri
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
on your screen now! >> weill cnbc is on tape, we're open for business. tracy: president obama in the state of the union speech stressing importance of college criteria for college comparisons. >> my administration will release a new college score board that parents and students based on a simple criteria. where you can get the most bang for your educational buck. tracy: hmmm. a newbie partisan legislation is expected to be reintroduce this week, college graduates average salaries accessible to the public. the president and ceo of association of private sector colleges and universities and former con man from wisconsin, steve gunderson is here with more pn how soon to get the most out of their degree. steve, i'm glad you're with us, sir, but really, is this what we want to know? or is it a bigger issue about free money from the government coming to universities, knowingly and therefore they keep jacking the prices? >> well it is both of the above. first of all we ought to push every step we can to give students and families every bit of information they can to make the decision about where
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
to make the obama administration look good so that the vice-president of the united states, instead of putting himself at arm's length, gives them a great big hug and calls them his friends. that's now how it's supposed to work. all right, next, supreme court justices usually attend the state of the union. this year, three justices, clarence thomas, samuel alito and anthony sclalia were no-shows. and justice scalia said it's turned into a childish spectacle. i don't want be there to lend dignity to it. that's why i like justice scalia so very much. he's just a straight forward guy and here is a personal story. a few years ago, the supreme court justice came down to arkansas and we spent time out in the woods duck hunting. a couple of things i learned about him, first of all, a good shot and second of all, as plains spoke and person as is on the bench and i wish we had more people who would say what they think, and mean what they say and thank you, justice for telling it like it is. next, pope benedict xvi shocked the catholic church and the rest of the world when i made this announc
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
again, who has a deep-seeded hatred for white people. >> in obama's america, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering yeah, right on, right on, right on. >> amnesty for illegal aliens. >> if you are going to be president of the united states, you have to be born in this country. >> it's not a traditional america anymore. there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. who is going to give them things? president obama. >> barack obama is a socialist. he believes in socialism in redistributing wealth. >> this is stunning hostility and venom against the president. >> it is stunning. and there was a lot of talk about whether or not the echo chamber served the conservative movement. >> i will say this, people talk about how much obama gets abused. this happened a lot with bill clinton, too. it was pretty vicious right up until they wanted to use bill clinton as the foil for talking about how bad obama was. but they never asked for bill clinton's birth certificate. >> on top of this, the president of fox news comes out and accuses the president of being
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
for starting those wildfires. the state's ""civil cost recovery program"" is we are calling on president obama to take swift action to curb our carbon emissions. >> this is nearly $12 billion. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the cost of fighting wildfires. considered such a financial success that governor jerry brown is asking lawmakers to expand the unit's staff of lawyers, fire accountants, and investigators from 14 to 24. california department of forestry and fire protection officials say the unit goes after people who spark wildfires, costing millions of dollars to put out. however some state officials believe the state should put limits on it's attempts to recover money. we are waking up with warmer conditions. >> good morning. it will be overcast. partial clearing but mainly cloudy skies. quite a contrast from this weekend and even last weekend. temperatures hit the 70's. it is deftly not going to feel like-and definitely-going to feel like february, it will feel more like right of the heart of winter with these 40's and 30's. b
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm CST
he brought home during his state of the state address. he said creating jobs would help. he also backed president obama's call for an increase in the minimum wage and his call for increased gun-control >> we're going to make sure that we have these it work and decent health care for the people of illinois and the people of america >> the governor awarded the church a proclamation marking one day in february as fellowship missionary baptist church a day in recognition of its service >> protesters gathered in grant park today to oppose a proposed oil pipeline from canada. the rally was one of several held throughout the nation, including washington, d.c. the keystone x-l pipeline would carry oil sands from canada through the great plains to u.s. refineries. environmentalists strongly oppose the project... one scientist calling it "game over" for the planet. supporters say it will create thousands of jobs and decrease u.s. dependency on oil from other, less friendly nations. 60 thousand marriage licenses are issued each year in the chicago area.. and some prospective brides and g
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
. organizers say it's important to put a face on the movement and a signal to the obama administration it is long past time to act. >> the president and the secretary of state, john kerry, both know that we can't afford to wait around on climate. we've got to do something now. we know they have the authority to do it. what we're doing is providing them with the love and support they need to do the right thing. >> the two main goals of today's demonstration is for the president to identify climate reject the proposed keystone tar sands pipeline. >>> next what john mccain says president obama is not doing that presidents before him have. >>> also, danica patrick races into the history books. what she did today that has never been done before. >>> and an artist will play his piano one final time tonight. we'll tell you about that coming up. >>> we're seeing a slightly cooler sunday compared to yesterday, which had 50s and some 60s outside right now. all locations running cooler in the last 24 hours. pu can see we've got our storm system that will lead to big changes arounded the bay area
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
with tiger woods? this from jeremy. mr. obama is an employee of the united states. he was on his own personal time. he surely has a right to his prifsy when he's not working. this is from dorothy. the president deserves privacy when not on the job. however, i think he's on the job 24/7 no matter what he is or what he's doing. this from gabriel. why should we care? the president is entitled to his privacy, believe it or not. some people in the media have a severe problem comprehending. and this from gail. it's disrespectful for obama to be seen with a man who is a philanderer. you judge a person by the company they keep. the next hour of cnn newsroom starts now. >>> happening now in the newsroom. new information about the shooting death of blade runner's girlfriend. officials say reeva steenkamp was shot four times and then carried downstairs. oscar pistorius' family now coming to his defense. >> as you can imagine, our entire family is devastated. we are? a state of total shock. >> president obama golfs and congress takes a vacation, even though millions of government jobs remain in the balan
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Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
looks forward to watching -- >> dana: what does she think of obama golfing with tiger woods? >> greg: she doesn't care. she would say it's okay to play with tiger woods but don't play in tiger woods. it's dangerous. >> andrea: don't you think after his "state of the union," the "state of the union" speech was so focused on the middle class. i just doesn't look good. the white house doesn't seem to care. >> dana: they don't care. >> andrea: they don't seem to care over and over. >> greg: you just got the -- >> eric: i get it. >> dana: i was going to show this clip. we still have time. senator john mccain yesterday on "meet the press" about benghazi. >> there are many, many questions. we have had a massive coverup -- >> a massive coverup of what? susan rice said there was lot of confusion. >> do you care, david? do you care, david? do you care? i'm asking you. do you care? i'm asking you, do you care whether four americans died? the reasons for that? >> you said there is a cove coverup. the information concerning death of four brave americans. >> maybe senator mccain should join the pr
Feb 18, 2013 12:30am EST
. on tuesday, president obama announced during his state of the union address plans for drawing down half of the 66,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan this year, a 34,000 troop reduction by february of 2014. the president continues to consid options for a significantly reduced us. military presencin afghanistan after the end of 2014, which will depend on many things but in part on negotiations with the government of afghanistan over legal protections for our troops. the president has made clear that then missions of residual u.s. presence in afghanistan after 2014 will be limited to current terrorism operations and training and advising afghan forces. general austin would bring exceptional experience in overseeing this transition, having commanded u.s. forces in iraq during the reduction of u.s. forces and equipment from iraq. just this ast weekend our forces in afghanistan have had a change of command, with general joseph duckworth replacing general john allen as commander of the international securities systems forces and commander of u.s. forces afghanistan. i want to take this opportunity
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
getting to the different perspectives on job creation, looking at president obama's proposal in the state of the union. in the last half hour tomorrow, we will be joined by the president of the national congress of american indians. he recently gave his state of the indian nations address. we will talk about issues concerning indian-americans in this country. thank you for being part of the program this morning. we will be back tomorrow morning at 7:00 eastern. now, live coverage to mount vernon where there is going to be a wreath laying ceremony starting shortly.
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
was representing the state of nebraska, to what the "washington post" has described in their editorial as to the left of president obama. and the fact is that chuck hagel made statements and took votes in the united states senate, particularly vis-a-vis iran. his comments about israel were aprecious. but he will be confirmed. let me just point out that they we delayed bolt tonight point he never got a vote the word was no nomination without information. they tried to filibuster justice aleet toe. the worst thing i have seen in my life was the crucifixion of john tower, where they delayed for three months and they destroyed a good and decent man what they were saying reported out by tuesday, they wanted a vote on thursday. we had -- i thought we had an agreement, just to wait a week so the remaining questions would be answered. but i understand the white house wanted a vote. they got a vote. and we will have a vote when we get back and i'm confident that senator hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense. we have an obligation of advice and
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